Events & Readings


PKNPetchaKutcha Night

Flanders Gallery, Raleigh NC
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm

Please join us for Volume 17 of PechaKucha Night Raleigh. Six speakers, including nationally recognized authors S. Barton and Megan M. Cutter will speak about their passions. Theme: New Ventures. PetchaKutcha hosts presenters from the Triangle area talking about topics they are passionate about, and doing it in a unique format of no more than 6 minutes 40 seconds, using 20 slides for 20 seconds each. You can expect lots of great images and spoken words to fire up your creative spirit!


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The Frazer Center

Thursday, March 13th 10:30am
The Frazer Center, Atlanta, GA
Opening the Doors to Positive Choices and Overcoming Challenges

Barton and Megan will speak to The Frazer Center clients, families, professionals and staff. For Barton Cutter, living beyond limitations has meant not buying into all those confining beliefs and expectations that he faced from everyone including himself. The idea that he would never get married as a person with a disability, the belief that there was no possible way to survive and earn a living without receiving federal benefits, even more fundamental cultural paradigms that say people with disabilities somehow have less value to offer society than those who are without disabilities.

“Opening the Doors to Positive Choices and Overcoming Challenges” explores what it means to embrace life to its fullest. How to dream big, make positive choices, and pursue dreams when we hear “no” over and over again. Through creativity, resourcefulness, utilizing community support systems, and determination, each of us has the capacity to live the life we dream. We can follow our passions and open ourselves to achieve our own sense of purpose that positively impacts our community. For more information contact Megan Cutter. 

 The Abilities ExpoAbilities Expo Atlanta

March 14-16, 2014
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
Booth #115

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 2:30-3:30pm 
Making the Impossible Possible: Overcoming Roadblocks, Challenges and “Nos”

Presented by S. Barton Cutter and Megan M. Cutter, authors of “Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll”

Have you ever found the perception of your disability discourages your from reaching for your dreams? Often, roadblocks, challenges, and being told “no” can stop you in your tracks. The courage for youth, adults with disabilities, and their families to dream can easily be overshadowed by perceptions of the “realistic.” With humor and edgy honesty, Barton and Megan Cutter, authors of Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll, will redefine the perspective throughout which you see possibilities by sharing specific strategies to achieve your dreams. Rediscover your capacity to believe in what can become possible. This workshop will leave you inspired, motivated and ready to jump into action. Learn more about the Cutters and their story at

For more than 30 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Register for Abilities Expo Atlanta today!

NC APSE Annual Spring Conference

March 26-28. 2014
Carolina Beach, NC

Keynote: Wednesday, March 26, 1:00-2:00pm
Opening to Life: Reaching Beyond Boundaries, Limitations, and Challenges

Break-out Session: Thursday, March 27, 9:00-10:15am
Inclusive Leadership

NC APSE is a membership organization that is a state chapter of national APSE: TheAssociation for People Supporting EmploymentFirst.  Membership is open to everyone who supports increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The 2014 Spring Conference will focus on Today’s Vision: Tomorrow’s Reality- Innovate, Integrate, Motivate. Register here at NC APSE.

Barton and Megan Cutter will Make a Special Appearance at These Events:

2014 MV-1 Production Launch

March 11, 2014, 9:00am
AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant
Mishawaka, IN

Megan Cutter will be attending:

Arts in Medicine: A Resource for the Literary, Performing, and Visual Arts in Medicine

March 7-8, 2014
Asheville, NC

Barton Cutter wil be attending:

NC Self Advocates Conference

March 29, 2014
Winston, Salem, NC

2013 Events:

Beyond Words: Communicating Through Love, Adult Formation Class
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Christ Church, Raleigh, NC

Healthy Education and Advocacy Training (HART) Class, Panel Discussion
Alliance of DIsability Advocates
Starting February 7, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm

Buddy Walk- Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm
Brier Creek Community Park, Raleigh, NC

Breaking Free Radio Show
with Marilyn Shannon

Monday, September 30, 20131:00-2:00pm

Wine Down Wednesday

“From Personal Vision to a Community Legacy: 3 Cornerstones to Multiply Your Impact”
August 28, 2013, 6:00-7:30pm, Vino Amoari at Crabtree Valley Mall

Living Well with a Disability
“Communication, Dating and Intimacy”
August 23 – 26, 2013, Lancaster, PA

Abilities Expo Chicago
Chicago, IL June 28-30, 2013

“Staying Safe in Your Community” Series for Bridges of Philips Academy
Charlotte, NC, Thursdays, March 28, April 11, May 2, 2013

RHA Employee Awards Banquet
Raleigh, May 3, 2013

An Evening of Inter-Ability and Open Mic
Manteo, NC, May 9, 2013

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First in Families Annual Summit Keynote Speakers
Raleigh, April 17, 2013

Easter Seals UCP of NC & VA Walk With Me
Raleigh, April 13, 2013

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
Reading and Book Signing
Cary, February 14, 2013

Alliance for Disability Advocates
Reading and Book Signing
Raleigh, February 11, 2013

Dipping into the Ink:
A Valentine’s Appreciation Event & Release Party
Raleigh, February 8, 2013